Teen Novel “Brought To You By The Color Drab” Showing up on Library Shelves!


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A couple months ago we announced our library marketing campaign for Brought To You By The Color Drab. 

We also noted that we would update on the progress.

Now in Bartlesville, OK 

Bartlesville Library notified us that our teen novel is now available for check out in their Teen Department. Click HERE to view  the listing.

If you live in Bartlesville, OK, or know someone who does, please let them know. And even if you don’t live in the area, there’s always “inter-library loan.”

Contact Your Local Library

You can help bolster our marketing campaign by contacting your local library and tell them about Brought To You By The Color Drabthen ask them to add it to their system. Libraries listen to their patrons. Your request matters to them! If we don’t tell them, they’ll never know.

You can make a request to your library by:

  1. Email
  2. Phone call
  3. In person


Give them this important information:

Title: Brought To You By The Color Drab

ISBN#: 978-0-9908037-8-2

Available at Ingram Wholesaler

Thanks for your help, Norma Jean


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Teens on the Scene – Making Moves With a One-Legged Tap Dancer

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Making Moves With a

One-Legged Tap Dancer

We can all learn a lesson from Evan Ruggiero

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Can you imagine? From little up, you have a passion for tap dance, then cancer strikes and you lose your leg. What would you do? Check out what Even Ruggiero did.

Evan Ruggiero has always moved to his own beat. At the age of 6, he fell in love with tap dancing. But, at age 19, a bone cancer diagnosis cost Evan his right leg and threatened to end his dancing dreams. Nevertheless, he kept his hopes up, fighting cancer one step at a time. Less than a week after his final chemo session, Evan was back in the studio, learning to dance with a prosthetic. Now, he’s lighting up the world with his unique brand of dance.

Evan spreads hope and inspiration wherever he goes; he pressed through pain and discouragement, he persevered when the going was tough. We can all learn a lesson from Evan Ruggiero.

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In my newest release, Brought To You By The Color Drab, main character Race Paloma has not lost a leg — rather he lost his brother in a drive-by shooting. Like Evan Ruggiero, Race had many obstacles to overcome. But comes out a winner! You can read the first two chapters right here. Just click below.

[By the way, Brought To You By The Color Drab, is beginning to show up on the shelves of libraries around the country. Is it in yours? If not, be sure to connect with your librarian and request it. They listen to their patrons!]

Download Chapters 1 & 2 of Color Drab FREE


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